The new 60 metre CRN superyacht DARLINGS DANAMA has premiered at the 2012 Monaco yacht Show (Montecarlo, 19th – 22nd September). The CRN Shipyard, a Ferretti Group brand built the new CRN 130 60 metre motor yacht DARLINGS DANAMA, which was privately launched in Ancona in 2011. The DARLINGS DANAMA charter yacht is characterised by large open areas, circular lines, minimal fittings and art deco spirit.
The luxury yacht DARLINGS DANAMA, hull number 130 of the shipyard, is made of steel and aluminium and was commissioned to CRN by a European ship owner. She is the sixth 60 metre ship built from 2005 till today, a particularly significant result within this market segment. Yacht Darlings Danama was built on a 10.20 metres naval platform, the same one used for other important 60m mega yachts manufactured by the shipyard of Ancona, such as the CRN 126 Superyacht BLUE EYES 60 m and CRN 128 motor yacht MIMTEE 60m.
The mega yacht DARLINGS DANAMA can comfortably accommodate 12 people in 5 guest cabins and the master suite, plus 14 crew members. The boat is equipped with two Caterpillar 3512 B-Chp 1’455 kW@1835 rpm engines, which allow it to navigate at a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.
Some of its brand features, also found in other CRN ships, are the technological innovations and the open spaces which create a new way of life at sea, such as the master cabin balcony and the beach club at the stern: the stern hatch turns into a large swim platform by the sea.
The slim and sleek bow and the imposing volumes, with wide spaces overlooking the sea, characterize the DARLINGS DANAMA motor yacht, whose external lines and internal subdivisions bear the distinguishing mark of Studio Zuccon International Project, that worked in association with CRN technical office, which designed the ship.
The mega yacht has been designed focusing the attention on space and details, making it discreet, with elegant lines and timeless shapes, which add value both to the ship owner and the shipyard.
As regards to the interior design, which was taken care of by the ship owner’s architects, Cristina and Alexandre Negoescu together with the CRN Centro Stile, there is a dominance of circular lines which represent the new image of onboard comfort, with fluid spaces that ‘expand’ and extend to all the areas. The minimal style and the art deco spirit blend together with elegance and sophistication and are represented in a modern style.
The interiors of DARLINGS DANAMA, which feature lots of open spaces, are mainly monochromatic and dominated by white sheer oak creating a new, extremely enjoyable, contemporary habitat which enhances the volumes.
On the main deck, the space of the hall was reduced to widen the outdoor space obtaining a larger cockpit. The large main hall, furnished with light coloured armchairs and sofas, covered with Fendi Club House Outdoor line fabrics, welcomes guests at the deck entrance of the stern.
Designed as a single wide space, the main hall has great lighting given by the wide windows and is enhanced by the brightness of the wood flooring and the furniture: white oak staves, the leitmotif in the guest areas and the white sheer oak of the furnishings. The big hall is split into a bar area on the left, beyond the entrance leading into a living room, and a dining room. The bar area in the main hall is custom made, clad in Portoro marble, a precious quality of black marble characterized by golden veins. The bar structure was completely hand made with Marquetterie de Paille, hand-cut strips of straw glued one by one by the Parisian company Atelier Lison De Caunes. The cladding of the bar unit is made of bronze coloured mosaic branded Sicis. Two large wall bookcases, with white lacquered structures and doors clad in genuine natural white Galuchat by Foglizzo, are placed right outside the living area which is furnished with a low upright unit made of white sheer oak with doors clad in Galuschat.
The ceiling is unique and reproduces the shape of the sun, featuring irregular steel rays which hold together the panels.
The custom made round white leather sofa and the oval velvety silver armchairs onboard superyacht DARLINGS DANAMA were manufactured by the French artisan Phelippeau Tapissier of Paris following architects Negoescu’s design. Between the sofas there is also a low coffee table with an elliptical shape made of Marquette de Paille and a steel base. To complete the flooring inlays of the fine wool carpeting, especially below the big sofa on the left and the sofa in the upstairs living room and in the master suite, the architects’ project included a custom made flooring in fine wool carpet tile with a wavy pattern, branded Tai Ping.
The hall is virtually separate from the living room with a “verré gravé” decorative glass screen, featuring geometrical patterns designed by the architects and custom made by French craftsmen.
The oval dining table is also custom made and can seat 14 people; it has an S-shaped base made of polished steel with a white polished lacquered top.
In addition, the interiors and the exteriors décor is enhanced by the ship owner’s selection of pieces from the artist Hervé Van der Straeten, to furnish various environments: walls, floors, table lamps, floor lamps and coffee tables.
All lobbies feature big glass panels handmade decorated by the French Artisan Atelier Meriguet-Carrere which also made the bas-relief decorative panels placed in the main hall and in the dining room.
From the upper deck of the luxury yacht DARLINGS DANAMA one can access the main lateral stairs directly from the lobby where the main staircase begins as well as the lift to all decks. A beautiful wavy patterned carpeting furnishes the area outside the lift. In the lobby, the ship logo, two overlapping D’s, was drawn on the decorative glass panel.
Passing from the bow to starboard, one reaches the owner’s suite which has a study furnished with a custom made black lacquered desk with a leather top, made upon the architect’s drawings. A bookcase, a TV and an built-in fridge, which door is clad in Galuchat, are also found in this area.
The master cabin, was also conceived as an open space. In fact, it features a mother-of-pearl clad screen which separates the bedroom from the bathroom area. The headboard, clad in white leather with steel wire, is similar to a theatre screen. The dominant colours of the suite are gold and silver. The units are made of white sheer oak. The main entrance to the master cabin and the wardrobe doors that surround the screen, are clad with Galluchat leather and silver leaf. Here we also find an Hervé Van der Straeten’s masterpiece decorating the centre of the room and adding more light: a beautiful custom made leather clad bench with a bronze base and lacquered polished wood.
It is worth noting the uniqueness of this area which has a new system especially designed by CRN in association with Videoworks and the Polytechnic University of the Marche to remove all sounds in the bed area. This system has been projected and defined during the initial phase, to cancel “active noise” in a limited space. All noises coming from the entire bed area are totally cancelled through a system of microphones that register environmental background noise and generate noise with opposing frequency to kill the sound waves.
In the full beam bathroom towards the bow there is a dressing area, with toilets and a big square Spa Pool Aura tub which is built in the mother of pearl walls. A unique characteristic of the owner’s suite are the customized decorative glass doors, also designed by the architect.
CRN motor yacht DARLINGS DANAMA has one of the hallmarks which characterize all CRN mega yachts: the master cabin balcony that can be opened even during navigation and set up with a coffee table and armchairs for breakfast, everything here is branded Fendi.
On this boat, CRN’s love for open spaces and outdoor areas on board its mega yachts, is also expressed through the “beach club”.
The stern hatch turns into a large swim platform overlooking the sea, furnished with comfortable sun beds. It can also be used as a solarium. Behind it there is a wide indoor space which is designed for the complete relaxation of the guests, who can enjoy the proximity of the sea while relaxing in this area furnished as a lounge. In the bulkhead at the bow, the diving equipment is stored in a large white lacquered four-door built-in wardrobe, with horizontal polished steel bands. The beach area is equipped with a big elegant removable shower made of polished steel.
The lower deck is dedicated to guest cabins and it is mainly decorated with white sheer oak, white oak flooring and wool carpeting with soft colours: all fabrics are branded Armani Casa and Rubelli, all the cladding of the custom made baths and basins are made of Duralight, a new bath material branded Teuco. Every cabin has a relaxation/socialisation corner with a sofa and a bench, as requested by the ship owner. All cabin portholes have a backlit silver leaf mirror frame.
The material used to furnish the guest cabins on the left towards the stern, is hand-made Marquetterie de Paille, made in France: the headboard, the bedside tables and the bench at the bottom of the bed are made of straw while the sofa on the side is clad with white leather. The fabrics of the bed cover have gold and beige shades.
Another open space guest cabin is located on the starboard aft of the ship. The headboard is covered with white leather and the fabrics have gold and sandy shades. The cabin is furnished with a rotating TV and a leather corner sofa. This cabin is the only one that has a shower and a Spa Pool, and the wall is clad with silver Sicis mosaics.
The guest cabin on the left at the stern, which is also open space, features white oak furnishings and has a small relaxation sofa which is decorated with light coloured fabrics. The headboard is curved and has white leather clad pillows.
The fourth cabin on the right towards the bow has two twin beds and a pullout bed. The main colours are green and there is a green and silver checked pattern. The wood used in all the cabins is white sheer oak.
The upper deck cockpit, is furnished aft with a structural circular sofa clad with Perennials Plushy fabrics and an ‘up and down’ circular table made of natural teak that can seat up to 14 people. It is interesting to note the flight of stairs on the left, which is incorporated in the circular structure of the bar with a Corian top and steel finishing, also equipped with a fridge and an ice-maker, which can be used on the deck.
Finally, curved lines are also found in the panoramic main hall, furnished with custom made white leather sofas, armchairs branded Armani Casa, three circular coffee tables by Fendi Club House and a bar with wavy panels made of gold leaf and Portoro marble. In order to allow the guests to enjoy the panoramic view also through the windows, low furniture was used and mirror windows were installed.
The upper deck lobby, which is covered with a carpet, has a day toilet.
The fifth VIP guest cabin is situated on the upper deck towards the bow to the left. It has a great impact and maintains the open space style. It has a wardrobe that is completely covered with Marquetterie de Paille that partially divides the cabin from the bathroom.
Towards the bow of the upper deck on M/Y DARLINGS DANAMA there is the circular bridge that is based on an integrated Sperry deck that has three total watch engines with two radars of different capacity, a medium-range such as radar X and a long-range such as the S-band and the full Ecdis electronic chart. For the first time a fibre optic compass, six 27 inch Sperry monitors and a GSM Roaming system, which can use the GSM line outside the terrestrial coverage via satellite communication, were inbuilt in the system on an Altobridge platform.
Beyond the bridge, outside towards the bow area, there are two sun beds and a sofa.
The spaces dedicated to guests, the captain’s cabin, the crew mess and the first engineer’s cabin are all equipped with an on-demand audio video system based on the Kaleidescape system which can be controlled from the AMX touch panel (graphic pages and software are custom made) provided by Videoworks.
In addition, the guest halls, the guest cabin on the upper deck and the master suite are equipped with the domotics system to control curtains, lights and air conditioning.
Every guest area is equipped with a staff call system to call the crew and it is managed by calls addressed to the crew’s personal iPods and the fixed panels in the pantry and the crew dinette areas.
In the ship owner’s study and the hall upstairs, it is possible to have a videoconference with the Polycom system.
The outdoor open space at the stern of the sun deck is large: the American bar is enriched by the high stools by Fendi Club House. Aft is a large relaxation area furnished with eight sundecks and small tables, all made by the Spanish company Vondom. The sofas in this area have sharp angles that characterize the outdoor furniture, to contrast the sinuous and curved style of the interior.
The predominant colour is white providing further depth.
The lobby of the sun deck has a small reading room with a panoramic view towards the bow. Outside, on the bow, there is a circular raised platform with a Spa Pool pool and surrounding cushions. Everything is made from soft coloured outdoor Perennials Plushy fabrics, white and beige.
The large garage behind the lounge area, holds 2 tender Castoldi of 7.5 m with electro-hydraulic lateral openings. Right behind that, towards the bow, is the engine room combined with the control room. Charter yacht Darlings Danama is powered by 2 Caterpillar 3512B engines that allow it to reach a cruising speed of 14 knots and a maximum speed of 15. The boat is classified as top-class in the Lloyd’s Register of Shipping and is complaint to the MCA regulations.
The CRN Shipyard, a Ferretti Group brand specializes in the construction of fully custom steel and aluminium mega yachts ranging from 44 to 90 metres and 43 metres full displacement yacht (CRN Navetta 43).